Who is really watching you at livestock shows?

Now that I’m a mom, I realize who is really watching the showmen at livestock shows.  I watch Lorelei interact with kids 5 or 6 years older than her and try to do everything they do, knowing that they will … Continue reading

My Sister the Pork Movie Star

On this blog, I often write about complex aspects of food and farming and interact with my predominately adult readers. My sister Renee, on the other hand, has always preferred to teach children about our farm. She’s brought our pigs … Continue reading

Ky FFA honors those who are truly “Living to Serve”

Each year, the Kentucky FFA Association gives “Distinguished Service Awards.” This is the most prestigious honor the association can bestow on a person. Its given to those who spend years going above and beyond in giving back to the nearly … Continue reading

2010 Ky FFA Convention: A Photo Review

It would be impossible to capture the entire 2010 Ky FFA Convention into one post. The 2009-2010 State Officer team did an amazing job inspiring members to “Belong. Believe. Become.” The interns worked long hours, lost a lot of sleep … Continue reading

Beef a nutritious part of Kentucky Derby Festival runner’s diet

My roommate, Molly, has been running for as long as I can remember. In middle school, Molly began running cross country to stay in shape for basketball. Now a senior in college, Molly set a new goal: run a mini-marathon … Continue reading

Back to the Blogosphere

As usual my summer is jam packed with trips, conferences, and work.  The past few weeks have been more than crazy! Here’s a recap: I spent June 9-11 as Public Relations Intern for the Kentucky Association FFA.  This meant that I … Continue reading

Follow KY State FFA Convention on Celeste Laurent’s Twitter!

What is Quint Pottinger’s favorite FFA activity?  What inspired Derek Adams to be a state FFA officer?  Who won the state parliamentary procedure Careeer Development Event?  What’s it like to experience state convention in Rupp Arena? FFA members, sponsors, and agriculture … Continue reading